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Certified Quality Online Courses

The University of Hawaii at Hilo's goal is to assure the high quality and integrity of all online courses and to meet accreditation standards for our online programs. This is being accomplished through the Quality Online Course Design Certification program, a careful and systematic review of an online course using the Quality Online Course Design Guidelines Checklist (Also available as a PDF).

Facilitated by a member of the Online Course Design Team (Cindy Yamaguchi), certification is accomplished through course design and development assistance with the instructor well in advance of first delivery and/or a preparatory review of an online course at the beginning of the semester, a check-up at mid-term, and a final review at the end of the semester.

In addition to assuring high quality distance learning courses and programs, another benefit is that faculty completing the certification process found it to be a rewarding experience.  The certificate can also be included in the contract renewal, promotion, and/or tenure dossier. 


Certified Quality Online Courses

ANTH/WS 324-Culture, Sex, and Gender

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Lynn Morrison
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Lynn Morrison

Lynn Morrison

ART 101-Intro to Visual Art

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kevin Diminyatz
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kevin Diminyatz

Kevin Diminyatz

COM 241-Health, Culture, and Diversity

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Rayna Morel
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Rayna Morel

Rayna Morel

COM 285-Intro to News Writing & Reporting

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Patsy Iwasaki
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Patsy Iwasaki

Patsy Iwasaki

ED 310-Foundation of Education

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Diane Barrett
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Diane Barrett

Diane Barrett

ED 350-Developmental Concepts of Learning

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Jan Ray
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Jan Ray

Janet ÔÇťJanÔÇŁ Ray

ENG/WS 206-Intro to Popular Culture

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Lauri Sagle
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Lauri Sagle

Lauri R. Sagle

ENG 225-Writing for Science & Tech

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Alicia Takaoka
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Alicia Takaoka

Alicia ÔÇťAliciaÔÇŁ Takaoka

ENG 200E-Intro to Myth and Folklore

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard

Kirsten Mollegaard

ENG 287-Intro to Rhetoric

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard

Kirsten Mollegaard

ENG 302-Studies in Myth and Folklore

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard

Kirsten Mollegaard

ENG 345-Children and Literature

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard

Kirsten Mollegaard

ENG 394-Graphic Novels as Literature

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard

Kirsten Mollegaard

ENG 448-Graphic Novels & Comics

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard

Kirsten Mollegaard

ENG 466/WS 494-The Contemporary Fairy Tale

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Kirsten M├Şllegaard

Kirsten Mollegaard

ENG/ANTH/LING 347-Pidgins & Creoles

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Suzanne Romaine
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Suzanne Romaine

Suzanne Romaine

JPNS/JPST 380-Japanese Mythology in Film

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Yoshiko Okuyama
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Yoshiko Okuyama

Yoshiko Okuyama

JPNS/JPST 382-Gender and Min Japanese Comics

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Yoshiko Okuyama
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Yoshiko Okuyama

Yoshiko Okuyama

JPNS 385-Japan Through Film & Literature

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Yoshiko Fukushima
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Yoshiko Fukushima

Yoshiko Fukushima

POLS 322-Criminal Justice

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Sarah Marusek
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Sarah Marusek

Sarah Marusek

SOC 328-Gender, Crime, and Justice

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Marilyn Brown
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Marilyn Brown

Marilyn M. Brown

WS 151-Intro to Gender & Women's Studies

Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Amy Gregg
Quality Online Course Design Certificate, awarded to Amy Gregg

Amy C. Gregg

Certificates Awarded by Academic Year (AY10-11: 10; AY11-12: 2; AY12-13: 4; AY13-14: 4; AY14-15: 5; AY15-16: 5; AY16-17: 2)
Certificates Awarded by Academic Year (AY10-11: 10; AY11-12: 2; AY12-13: 4; AY13-14: 4; AY14-15: 5; AY15-16: 5; AY16-17: 2)